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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Education Studies

Course type


Course Summary

The MSc Learning Environments aims to develop and extend your knowledge of the complex intersections between learning and the physical environments in which this takes place, so as to improve future educational spaces. Having an integrated and strategic understanding of learning spaces procurement, design, infrastructure, management and pedagogy gives you an important specialism in a crucial emerging field worldwide. You will gain valuable insight and expertise about the many dimensions that come together to create successful learning environments planning, design, delivery and management. You will develop multidisciplinary skillsets, critical thinking and a deeper understanding of how to positively affect different types of learning environments, from pre-school to post-compulsory, and across a variety of local, regional and international contexts.

You will gain an advanced interdisciplinary knowledge of learning environments, through dialogue with key experts in the field, as well as through live projects and case scenarios. The cross-disciplinary nature of the MSc brings together experts and students from across real estate, facilities, architecture and educational fields. Collaborative and problem-based learning will prepare you for effectively dealing with complex problems in the real world, as well as both extending your knowledge across disciplines and developing a preferred specialist area. Interest internationally in Learning Environments continues to increase, as the global student population develops exponentially; as changing business models and new technologies are shifting learning space development and typologies; and as changing attitudes to teaching and learning demand different kinds of environments for learners.

Different course options

Full time | UCL (University College London) | 1 year | SEP-19

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



Effective Learning Environments (15 Credits) - Core
Modern Economics and Finance for Real Estate (15 Credits) - Core
Development and Capital Projects (15 Credits) - Core
Dissertation (Learning Environments) (60 Credits) - Core
Forms of Value for Real Estate (15 Credits) - Core
Learning Places in the Local Context (15 Credits) - Core
Learning Environments in the Digital World (15 Credits) - Core
Towards Sustainable Learning Environments (15 Credits) - Core
Building Solutions and Systems (15 Credits) - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students need to have a minimum of a second-class UK Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate subject, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. Candidates who hold a professional or other qualification obtained by written examinations and approved by UCL together with at least three years of appropriate professional experience may also be admitted. As the programme is designed to enhance the knowledge base of practitioners in educational policy, and the design, construction and operation of learning facilities, it is useful for candidates to have some knowledge, demonstrable competence, and a skill set related to these aspects of professional practice, in addition to the academic qualification requirements.